Nigerian Government Should Increase Efforts To Provide UHC To Its Citizens
The Guardian Nigeria: Universal Health Coverage as key to development
Gregory T. Okere Esq., senior legal officer at the Centre for Social Justice
“…Quality and affordable health care is the foundation for individuals to enjoy productive and fulfilling lives and for countries to have strong and unwavering economies. In recent years, the [universal health coverage (UHC)] movement has gained global momentum, with the World Health Assembly and the United Nations General Assembly calling on countries including Nigeria to urgently and significantly scale up efforts to accelerate the transition towards universal access to affordable and quality health care services. … Health is a human right. The Government of Nigeria owes it a duty to provide health care for its citizens. … [G]overnment at all levels should intensify efforts towards achieving international best practices in the area of health care through Universal Health Coverage for all and sundry” (11/5).